Pharmacist UTI prescribing and the scandalous silence of the regulators

Dr Evan Ackermann says their failure to speak out against the dismantling of the prescriber-dispenser divide is alarming

The ability of pharmacists to both prescribe and dispense S4 antibiotics for UTIs is now mainstream Australian healthcare. 

Dr Evan Ackermann.

Two weeks ago, the Queensland Government announced that its controversial prescribing trial, which has involved 817 pharmacies treating women and more than 240 reports of adverse events,